What to Do with the Violence in Joshua
June 28th, 2020
This week we looked at a text in Joshua that many of us prefer to skip over: Joshua 10:28-31 and following verses. After the defeat of Jericho, subsequent battles were fought in a more familiar and v...
Re-Member Your Story
June 21st, 2020
Note: I'm excited to summarize the message brought today by our new parish associate, Rev. Dr. Martha Greene. Make sure you don't miss her powerful message at UPPC.org or UPPC.org/media. We all have...
This is No Time to Pray
June 15th, 2020
RESPONSIBILITY. It's a word we all learned as children but may not use enough in our daily adult lives, or our lives as the Church together.The question of responsibility is: "When is the time for ac...
Sharing Burdens on the Long Walk of Obedience
June 7th, 2020
Joshua 6:2-52 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for s...
In the Middle of the Waters
June 3rd, 2020
A few weeks ago we entered into this journey through the book of Joshua, and Pastor Aaron asked the question: What rivers do you have to cross? “Crossing the river” is a powerful and long-standing me...
Healing with Solitude (Memorial Day)
May 24th, 2020
On Memorial Day, we remember those who died in service to our country. That is a unique sacrifice, which creates a unique experience of loss, and causes unique grief that deserves our respect.There i...
May 17th, 2020
No doubt one day when people are still sitting around campfires telling stories, the story of Rahab will still be told. In the longer narrative of the Israelites entering the land of Canaan, Joshua 2...
New Leader, Same Promise
May 10th, 2020
Joshua chapter 1 is like a pistol start to a race at the beginning of the story of Joshua. It happens quickly but is crucial to the rest of the book.Many times in life, it is essential to keep the “b...
Joshua: Uncharted Territory
May 3rd, 2020
When in your life have you taken a journey into “uncharted territory?” Moving home? Going to college? Starting or ending a relationship? Facing an illness? Starting a family?This is the situation...
I Give You My Peace
April 27th, 2020
Seven weeks ago, on March 8, we were only two weeks into a new teaching series called A Bigger Table, about Jesus’ command to his Church to offer radical hospitality to the world -- to swing our doors...
In Any and Every Circumstance
April 19th, 2020
The book of Philippians is a remarkable glimpse into the heart and mind of Paul, who was able to find contentment in any and every circumstance. How did he do it?1) Changing Seasons of LifePaul addre...
The Undoing of Death
April 12th, 2020
Happy Easter!Needless to say, this has been a strange time in our world, and certainly in the church. Most of us have never experienced an Easter Sunday when all the church buildings were closed! An...